Achieving Styles™ are the nine underlying behavioral strategies that individuals characteristically call upon to achieve their goals.
Connective Leadership™ offers an important perspective for bringing together diverse, even conflicting, groups that exist in an interdependent environment. Achieving Styles™ are the nine underlying behavioral strategies that individuals characteristically call upon to achieve their goals.
The Connective Leadership™/Achieving Styles™ Model includes three sets of Achieving Styles™: Direct, Instrumental, and Relational. Each set comprises three individual styles, resulting in a nine-fold repertoire.
No individual style is intrinsically better than any other. Rather, the purpose of the Connective Leadership™/Achieving Styles™ Model is to identify leadership strategies based on Achieving Styles™ and to call attention to the wide range of behaviors available to all leaders. Those leaders who employ the broadest and most flexible leadership repertoire are most likely to meet the complex challenges of the Connective Era.
People who prefer this style tend to know how to make other people feel that they are counting on them. Their confidence in others makes those selected feel they can do the task, even if they have no specifically relevant experience. People who prefer the Entrusting Instrumental Style entrust their goals and tasks to others and believe that those others can accomplish the task as well as, or even better than, they can on their own. When they entrust a task to an associate, they generally expect that person to come through with minimal supervision. Their entrusting behavior usually has the effect of empowering those on whom they rely, although, at the outset, the people they select may quietly wish for more explicit directions and advice. Nonetheless, people who prefer this style excel at bringing out the best in others. In most cases, they simply expect everyone around them to help with their tasks. They engage in “leadership by expectation.” They are less concerned than the Social Instrumental achiever/leader with selecting just the right person for a specific task, because they believe that people will reach within themselves to live up to their high expectations.